AS IT HAPPENED: Pistorius sentencing

2014-10-13 13:55

Oscar Pistorius's manager has listed all the charity work the athlete has done.

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13 Oct 15:14
We'll continue updates tomorrow. Cheers until then.

13 Oct 14:54

13 Oct 14:51

13 Oct 14:25
The runner appears much more composed, relaxed even today, compared to recent times. He's sitting on court desk making a telephone call, says Alex Crawford.

13 Oct 14:16
Court to resume at 09:30 tomorrow (Tuesday).

13 Oct 14:15

Nel asks for matter to be adjourned until Tuesday. Roux has no problem with this.

Nel wants to study VZ's document.


13 Oct 14:13
VZ says that all sponsorships, contracts and companies' associations with Pistorius have been terminated.

13 Oct 14:12
VZ: Oscar had secured contracts for the next five years until his retirement from pro athletics.

13 Oct 14:10
After dealing with his client’s charities, Van Zyl is expected to discuss whats left of his career'.

13 Oct 14:07

VZ's document on OP's charity work is 100+ pages long.

Oh joy.


13 Oct 14:06
"Steenkamp (civil) lawyer was spotted during break having long chat with Barry Roux, the athlete's lawyer,"tweets Alex Crawford.

13 Oct 14:05
VZ: This is an invitation from the tennis star Novak Djokovic for OP to attend the launch of his foundation.

13 Oct 14:02
Court resumes. Van Zyl continues talking about charity work.

13 Oct 13:34
The Pistorius siblings have prayed together during the lunch break.

13 Oct 13:04
Judge Masipa was escorted out by an armed officer.

13 Oct 13:01
And with that court adjourns for lunch.

13 Oct 13:01
The court has 70 pages of evidence relating to charity work and more to come after lunch.

13 Oct 12:59
VZ: Charity for British war veterans asked OP "to show these gentlemen that there is a life after you've lost a limb".

13 Oct 12:56
VZ: In Doha we were asked if Mr OP could run against a race horse. In terms of the financial remuneration, it was worthwhile.

13 Oct 12:53

Van Zyl now describing OP's effect on people with disabilities around the world.

They've been talking about OP's charity work for more than 20 minutes. "He gave people hope," says Van Zyl.


13 Oct 12:47
VZ is STILL listing OP's charity work. Working with landmine victims.

13 Oct 12:43
Van Zyl describes work OP has done with University of Strathclyde to make better prosthetic limbs.

13 Oct 12:40
VZ says he ended up with blisters putting his own races into jeopardy 'just to raise awareness'

13 Oct 12:39
VZ highlights one time when, In Italy, OP did a race to raise awareness for a young girl.

13 Oct 12:38
OP was the kind of person who would go out of his way to make others feel welcome and at ease, his manager says.

13 Oct 12:37
VZ says OP never wanted it to be made public that he was giving his own money to assist others with disabilities.

13 Oct 12:36
""Judge Masipa has spoken of how she prefers to rehabilitate young offenders who can contribute to the community. Lucky for Oscar Pistorius - Nastasya Tay tweets.

13 Oct 12:34
VZ lists Pistorius's charity work: working with Unicef to help disabled children, volunteering at disabled children home... OP also did charity work with Oakley who makes sunglasses.

13 Oct 12:31
VZ: on 13 Feb 2013 OP was widely perceived as a global sporting icon. He was a global ambassador for Laureus Sport.

13 Oct 12:30
Roux: The purpose today is to talk about the charity work done and what's left of his career.

13 Oct 12:29
Van Zyl (VZ) is OP's agent and manager.

13 Oct 12:28

13 Oct 12:27
Maringa excused. Roux calls Peet van Zyl.

13 Oct 12:26

Nel finished with Maringa. No re-examination by Roux. But Masipa has a question for him. "What is general work," she asks him. He said OP could do general work as part of sentencing.

He says it involves cleaning work.


13 Oct 12:25
JM: There are numerous cases where correctional supervision is considered a suitable sentence for culpable homicide.

13 Oct 12:24
JM asked if he sympathises with Steenkamp family. "I do. I really do," he says.

13 Oct 12:23

Nel: Three years (house arrest) is "shockingly inappropriate" for what happened.

JM : He will not go as he wishes. He will have to ask permission.


13 Oct 12:21
JM suggests three years of correctional supervision. Nel does not agree with that.

13 Oct 12:20
JM insists house arrest isn't a "getaway sentence".

13 Oct 12:18
Nel, frustrated, tells JM he hasn't applied his mind to the recommendation.

13 Oct 12:17
JM says judgment stated that Pistorius didn't intend to shoot. I am sure, he says. No, says Nel, that's nowhere in judgment.

13 Oct 12:16
JM: It's not only the firearm. This person's circumstances have to be considered as well.

13 Oct 12:14
Nel says JM got the judgement wrong and is making recommendations on the wrong understanding.

13 Oct 12:12
Nel stresses that OP fired 4 shots and knew someone was behind door. JM, after some confusion, agrees.

13 Oct 12:10
JM says correctional supervision is harsh, it has lots of conditions to comply with, or risk a further sentence.

13 Oct 12:08
Nel speaks of "grossly negligent"conduct on part of accused.

13 Oct 12:07
Nel cross-examines now.

13 Oct 12:07
He also suggests OP attends negative emotions workshop, goes for trauma counselling and go on legal courses.

13 Oct 12:06
JM recommends that Pistorius would be barred from using drugs or alcohol.

13 Oct 12:05

JM says runner should do community service for 16 hours a month including work at Transvaal Museum, domestic work at local hospital.

Will the Steenkamps be satisfied with that though?

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